OpenBSD Journal

OpenBSD 4.6 Pre-Orders Online!

Contributed by jason on from the handles-on-the-side dept.

OpenBSD 4.6 cover

Pre-orders are now being accepted for OpenBSD 4.6, scheduled for release on October 1st, 2009.

The developers bring us an amazing amount of cool new stuff (PF now enabled by default, a new privilege-separated SMTP daemon, routing domain support and lots more).

Of course, t-shirts and posters are available too. Order your set NOW!

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    1. By Cabal (Cabal) on http://www.romraider.com/

      Any word on a portable smtpd? It'd be great to try it for integration in existing architectures.

      1. By Gilles Chehade (gilles) on http://www.poolp.org/

        > Any word on a portable smtpd? It'd be great to try it for integration in existing architectures.

        Priority is to get smtpd to work flawlessly and to finish implementing the most important features under OpenBSD.

        However ...

        % make >/dev/null
        % uname -sr
        FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE
        %

        and

        % make >/dev/null
        % uname -sr
        NetBSD 5.0.1
        %

        ... I guess I'm slowly working on it ;-)

        NB:
        and while we're mentionning it, i'd like to thank the several people of GCU [http://www.gcu.info/] who provided me with shells to their netbsd & freebsd boxes so I could port. Many thanks to imil, sbz and guigui !

  1. By Dan Shechter (danshtr) danshtr@gmail.com on

    Hello,

    What is the current vision of the LDP/routing domains developers?

    Do they intend to develop OBSD as a PE for MPLS L3 VPN?

    Are there any links specifically about this?

    Anyway, thanks for another great release!

    1. By Claudio Jeker (claudio) on www.openbgpd.org

      > Hello,
      >
      > What is the current vision of the LDP/routing domains developers?
      >
      > Do they intend to develop OBSD as a PE for MPLS L3 VPN?
      >
      > Are there any links specifically about this?
      >

      It is planned to support full PE and P router setups in the future.
      This is one of the main reason for MPLS and rdomain developement.
      It still needs a lot of work though.

      --
      :wq Claudio

  2. By Martin (martinp) martin@dividebyzero.dk on

    "scheduled for release on October 1st, 2009"

    A month earlier than normal - have I missed something?

    1. By Ted Walther (TedWalther) on http://reactor-core.org/

      > "scheduled for release on October 1st, 2009"
      >
      > A month earlier than normal - have I missed something?

      Notice, they also locked down really early too. I like the earlier release time. A special gift from the team. I'll have to increase my yearly donation.

      Ted

  3. By Chris Bennett (chrisbennett) webmaster@bennettconstruction.us on www.bennettconstruction.us

    I like the cover!

  4. By Joseph S. Atkinson (jsa) jsa@wickedmachine.net on http://wickedmachine.net/~jsa/

    Will we ever get the commentary explaining the reasons behind the 4.5 song? I always enjoy reading this.

  5. By Francisco Valladolid (ficovh) ficovh@gmail.com on http://bsdguy.net

    Copy ordered today!.
    I'm following -current and believe that 4.6 is the best in the 4.x series.
    congrats to the OpenBSD team.


  6. By Frank Denis (jedisct1) on http://00f.net

    Don't take it the wrong way, but I really don't like the new shirt. The caption is funny, but that picture... Oh, come on, a smiley?

    1. By Brynet (Brynet) on

      > Don't take it the wrong way, but I really don't like the new shirt. The caption is funny, but that picture... Oh, come on, a smiley?

      Then don't buy it.

    2. By neal hogan (neal) on nealhogan.net

      > Don't take it the wrong way, but I really don't like the new shirt. The caption is funny, but that picture... Oh, come on, a smiley?

      Is a person who refers to themselves as "jedi" suggesting that something is corny/cliche?

  7. By Renaud Allard (renaud) renaud@allard.it on

    Hmm, too bad I didn't fully test the new installer earlier. My actual login is often "n" for historical reasons. So when the installer asks me if I want to create a new user, it thinks I am putting "no" while I am putting my username "n". If you type "yes", the installer thinks you are kidding and still prompts for a no or username.
    So your username cannot be "yes", "y", "n", "no". Perhaps that would be something to think about in the next version. Those logins are probably not that common, but they do exist.

    1. By Otto Moerbeek (otto) on http://www.drijf.net

      We considered thise usernames and decided they weren't common enough to make special case code.

      1. By RagePie (ragepie) on

        > We considered thise usernames and decided they weren't common enough to make special case code.

        Wow, I didn't realize that OpenBSD allowed for such short usernames.

    2. By Anonymous Coward (anon) on

      > Hmm, too bad I didn't fully test the new installer earlier. My actual login is often "n" for historical reasons. So when the installer asks me if I want to create a new user, it thinks I am putting "no" while I am putting my username "n". If you type "yes", the installer thinks you are kidding and still prompts for a no or username.
      > So your username cannot be "yes", "y", "n", "no". Perhaps that would be something to think about in the next version. Those logins are probably not that common, but they do exist.

      You can always set it up after install; many more people will accidentally type "y" or "n" at this point than will be using one of those as an actual username.

  8. By Kevin R (kevin) kevintreay@gmail.com on

    Looks like the cds are already shipping out! Wow, that was fast.

    US2INTL tracking number XXXXXXXXXX assigned to a shipment as follows:

    BSD46.0018

    Computer Shop/OpenBSD
    Box 28
    Sweet Grass, MT
    59484


    XXXXX


    Software on CDROM Canada 50
    CDN $ TOTAL ------> 50

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